You had a bad day, You’re taking one down, You sing a sad song just to turn it around

Through Open Lens


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American Goldfinch

A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street. “But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.” “Just be quiet,” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.” “But, officer, I just wanted to say,…” “And I said to keep quiet! You’re going to jail!” A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.” “Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

Interesting Fact: Goldfinches are among the strictest vegetarians in the bird world, selecting an entirely vegetable diet and only inadvertently swallowing an occasional insect. ( )

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Flash Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven


It only takes a few minutes after the alarm goes off before the sense of dread awakens inside of you. With a heaviness that weighs you down, you would think it would be thick enough to fend off any physical blows. Sadly it does not prevent it. When you are living with dread, you really have no idea how much energy it takes away from you. Like a straw continuously seeking out the last drops of a bottomless glass, dread constantly makes it presence known no matter what you are doing to distract yourself from it. Unfortunately I know too well what I speak of; dread was my unwanted friend for an entire school year. My daily walk to school was devoted to planning out what escape routes I would use for the day. One never wanted to be caught navigating the same route each day because it could provide…

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Top 3 Apps for Phone Addiction (Nomophobia)

Apps Reviewed

1.Quality Time – My Digital Diet

The App provides the in depth analysis of your phone usage. You can see it as hourly,daily or weekly. You can also check which app you used for how long. It has features like take a break or scheduled breaks where in you can customize what apps you want or how the phone should work be it incoming calls or any app. There is missed notification center which collects all the information for your use so won’t miss anything.

2.Forest: Stay focused

The App helps in getting over addiction to your phone in a very interesting way. You plant a tree and let it grow for next 30 minutes, if you go to check your Facebook or any other app the tree will wither away. There is a white list which let’s you check the apps. The less you use the more trees…

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May 1944 (2)

Pacific Paratrooper

Fuel drums being unloaded on Biak Fuel drums being unloaded on Biak

9 May – per a request from MacArthur, Gen. Kenney went to Finschaven for a conference with the the 6th Army, 7th Fleet and Allied Air Forces to discuss Biak, New Guinea.  It became a bit heated when the 6th Army’s supply staff said that making Biak an objective was impractical and there was no way of getting matériel ashore.  Kenney replied that the Japanese had put 8-10,000 troops and equipment for 3 airfields.  Adm. Flechtler said he wasn’t worried about getting everything ashore. Kenney reminded Gen. Krueger that Mac got them together to decide how to carry out the operation, not when or if they should.

Maffin Bay and airfield Maffin Bay and airfield

16-17 May – The US Army’s 41st and 6th divisions landed on northern New Guinea in the Wadke-Toem area with Kenney’s 5th Air Force giving support.  These operations went so successfully, MacArthur decided…

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One Of My Tweets Made The Big Time!

The Tony Burgess Blog


This is a screenshot of a USA Today sports blog featuring one of my tweets! A sportswriter is adopting a college football team and he chose the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. UTC is my hometown team. In doing research for his series he found this tweet I did and he embedded it into his article. So thousands of readers are looking at this and I couldn’t be more excited! This is way cool!

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My Diary: The Monsters That Hide In Flower Beds

Gerald's Rather Strange Diary

I got up early,‭ ‬pulling June after me like a battleship pulling a cloud.‭ ‬I left the house in a cloud of butterflies and settled on the bus stop as psychedelic dust.‭ ‬I met the grand old man just before he changed into an upright piano and temporarily left,‭ ‬his music still floating about the small room slowly reaching a crescendo.‭ ‬I left myself some time after dressed as a panda‭; ‬before being a panda I was a high priest at the organic altar steadfastly proclaiming that the supreme being of all knights of old is a mushroom cloud‭ (‬all of his creation is preprogrammed to sit in‭ ‬an ice cube and then light a fire‭)‬.‭ ‬I came home on a rocking horse,‭ ‬not understanding why the scenery remains unchanged.‭ ‬When I finally got in I found June as a hazel nut still attached to the tree.

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